Top Ten Reasons to Vote Third Party in 2020

Alpha101
Please, for the love of God, vote third party next election. PLEASE!

The Top Ten

1 The two leading parties are hypocrites

Good job getting 2 featured lists. Also I completely agree with you. - Cartoonfan202

The two party system is the biggest problem plaguing this nation today.

These party puppets we call politicians rarely care about the wellbeing of our country; they're more concerned with pushing the party ideals and keeping the party in power.

It's especially bad for the right wing; The GOP is so fundamentally disconnected from the wishes of conservative America that it's not even funny.

Media biases, Skewed polls, corruption, the nations wellbeing being a secondary concern... the two party system actively opposes the American ideals of freedom of choice and corrupts democracy. It has to go. - Jackamalio

Republicans state that they believe in small government, yet they support actions such as
- Going to war without the consent of Congress
- Criminalizing drugs and prostitution
- Abolishing gay marriage
- Expanding the PATRIOT act


Democrats state that they want to weaken wealth inequality and corporate power in politics, yet they
- Accept millions in corporate donations
- Support laws that grant corporations subsidies and protection from competition
- Support laws which allows undocumented immigrants to take American jobs


And, of course, I could go on.


Really, the last president that held conservative principals was Coolidge, and the last Democrat was Johnson, if you're going by the two party's definitions. - Alpha101

If this was made 2 years ago this list maybe would of worked for how bad the election got in the end. - htoutlaws2012

2 Neither side brings change

What exactly has Trump done that he promised to do? - naFrovivuS

So far hardly anything in the first 7 months of his what many expect disappointing presidency. - htoutlaws2012

Every single Republican or Democrat promise change, yet we've never gotten any. For instance, President Obama stated that he would close Guantanamo Bay, make health insurance more affordable, pull the U.S. out of Middle Eastern conflicts, and repeal most of Bush's policies. HAHAAHAH!
Same goes for he current President. He promised to grow the economy, expand health insurance, lower the crime rate, etc. So far, not only has he not accomplished any of this, but he pursues goals that directly conflict with his campaign promises. The current GOP healthcare bill would strip healthcare from millions, which would impoverish more people, which would contribute to a rising crime rate. Also, even after the massive tax cuts that the Trump campaign promises, many economists project that it would bring little growth. Some even project that the economy would contract under his proposals. - Alpha101

3 Third parties have some good ideas

I agree, the Green Party would be a good choice and if the two leading candidates are terrible again, we could vote for a candidate that actually matters.

Yeah. Their ideas are more fair and smart. - TwilightKitsune

For instance, the Libertarian party wishes to
- End U.S. involvement in conflicts that do not threaten us
- Simplify the tax code
- Remove government interference in people's lives


And the Green party wishes to
- Reduce wealth inequality through a more fair tax system.
- Make areas such as education and healthcare more affordable and available to all.
- Protect the environment.


Wow, now that I think about it, Libertarians are the real conservatives, and Greens are the real liberals. - Alpha101

4 The world has suffered under the two-party leadership

Under Republican administrations,
- The national debt has massively increased.
- Unnecessary wars have been declared
- Civil liberties have been eradicated
- Poverty rates have increased


Under Democratic administrations,
- The tax code has grown increasingly complex and unethical
- Bank bailouts have become increasingly common
- The education system has been crippled
- The Constitution has been continuously violated


I think you get my point. - Alpha101

5 Third parties have an incentive to accomplish as much as possible

Since Democrats and Republicans are practically guaranteed the election every four years, they don't have a very strong incentive to accomplish their goals. Third parties, however, do not have that same safety-net, so they are more likely to be more efficient in passing legislation in order to draw voters in the next election. - Alpha101

6 Third parties are growing more popular

Third party popularity are beginning to rise to be an all-time high. There has never been a greater chance to elect someone other than a Republican or a Democrat, so why not? What do we possibly have to lose? It's worth a shot, at least. - Alpha101

7 Voting for the lesser of two evils is still immoral

Imagine having to choose between Hitler or Stalin. Who would you vote for? Neither, of course! They're both murderous madmen! But, in today's society, that logic doesn't apply. People feel compelled to vote for the candidate that they dislike the least, which leads to bad politicians being repeatedly elected. If this type of thinking withered away, and most people voted for politicians that they actually believed in, or abstaining from voting at all if they cannot find a match, then the world would be a much better place. - Alpha101

What's the point? Politics has no morals - 2cool4u

8 The founding fathers warned against a two-party system

The founding fathers warned against the type of system that we have today, stating that it would lead to corruption. They weren't too far off the mark. They tried their best to prevent such a system from taking form, but they accidentally began the system themselves, by having a heated debate over the Constitution and the role of the federal government. This led to the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, and the two parties evolved over a long period of time to become the two parties that we have today. - Alpha101

The Founders were not "against a two-party system." They warned against factionalism, i.e., partisan politics, meaning acting to stay in power instead of acting in the interests of the people and the country. If they worried about a two-party system, they certainly didn't support a three, four or five- party system. The last thing we need is to follow the continual failure of the European model.

9 By electing a third party candidate, competition would increase between candidates

With more competition for the position, the two parties would have to reform their platforms in order to attract more voters, and candidates would actually have to keep their promises and would have a greater tendency to avoid scandals. - Alpha101

10 It would make voting more popular

Most don't vote today because they dislike the notion of voting for a lesser-evil. If third parties had a chance of winning, more people will come out to vote, which would make our people more inclusive in the way that government is run, and will decrease corruption. - Alpha101

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